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Stem ginger cheesecake

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. With a sharp knife cut a circle of fruit loaf, the same size as a 5cm/2in chefs' ring, and push into the base of a chefs' ring on a small serving plate.

  2. Mix together the mascarpone, whipped cream, vanilla seeds, stem ginger, stem ginger syrup and honey in a mizing bowl.

  3. Spoon the mixture on top of the malt loaf in the chefs' ring.

  4. Smooth the top with a palate knife.

  5. Blast the edges of the chefs' ring with a blow torch and remove the chefs' ring.

  6. Decorate the top of the cheesecake with orange slices and then sprinkle with cinnamon, toasted flaked almonds and a mint sprig.


  • 1 slice fruit loaf
  • 125g/4½oz mascarpone
  • 100ml/3½ fl oz double cream, whipped
  • ½ vanilla pod, seeds scraped
  • 2 pieces of stem ginger, chopped
  • dash stem ginger syrup
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 orange, peeled, thinly sliced

For the garnish

  • pinch cinnamon
  • 2 tsp toasted flaked almonds
  • mint sprig

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Stem ginger cheesecake

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